Clinical reasoning initially involves assessing a patient’s relevant health problems and hypothesizing about what mechanisms are causing these problems. The clinical reasoning process normally entails:
A cross sectional study of students' information resources revealed that students proceed through cases presented using a 2 phase process.
1. The Brainstorming Phase - involves searching for possible hypotheses for the patient's problems.
2. The Confirmation Phase - involves verifying these and other hypotheses
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